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Star Wars’ ‘Starkiller base’ touches down in Abu Dhabi

Media hub twofour54 and Aldar properties have released a video showcasing an impressive installation on the Aldar headquarters’ building in Abu Dhabi, the first circular building of its kind in the UAE.

Constructing the 'Starkiller Base' installation. Image by Screengrab via YouTube
Constructing the ‘Starkiller Base’ installation. Image by Screengrab via YouTube

The video shows workers transforming the building’s facade into a replica of the ‘Starkiller Base’ from the newest Star Wars film, The Force Awakens.

The Aldar headquarters as the 'Starkiller Base'. Image by Screengrab via YouTube
The Aldar headquarters as the ‘Starkiller Base’. Image by Screengrab via YouTube

The artwork, which could span the length of two and a half football fields, took 420 hours to assemble and is a nod at Abu Dhabi’s role in the latest film – Abu Dhabi served as the set of the desert planet Jakku.  twofour54 chief executive, Noura Al Kaabi, said ‘twofour54 is immensely proud of its roles in contributing to the success of Star Wars: the force awakens.’

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